University IAG: Our weekly blog to support teachers and careers professionals with all things university

Every week we post a new blog, with advice from colleagues in the sector, or ourselves, on key university news, changes or topical debate. You can view a selection of our latest articles below, or select from the list of topics to narrow things down.

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 by David Handy
, posted on 20 Sep '21

How do universities support students in need of additional support?

Progressing to university can be daunting for students for many reasons. This blog outlines the support on offer when they begin their course.

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 by Meg Griessel
, posted on 25 Aug '21

A school and college guide to university league tables

When navigating university league tables, it is important to recognise more than just an institution’s ‘overall position’. Plus, one league table shouldn’t inform a student’s entire decision. This blog will tell you all about them.

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 by Becci Denmark
, posted on 11 Aug '21

A school and college guide to online university event platforms and preparing for events

Before the pandemic, if someone had said to me “I’ll see you on Zoom,” I would have had no idea what they were talking about. Now I feel like I live my whole life on Zoom or equivalent. Virtual events have become the new normal for universities across the world. This blog will tell you all about them.

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 by Mari Higginbotham
, posted on 7 Aug '21

A school and college guide to the education system in Scotland: qualifications and university opportunities

This blog provides a guide to the education system in Scotland. Including the degree length and the key facts for A-Level (and equivalent) students interested in university opportunities in Scotland - and school colleagues advising them.

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 by Liz Murphy
, posted on 3 Aug '21

My top tips for your students making university decisions during results day and Clearing

Top clearing tips from Higher Education admissions and student recruitment consultant Liz Murphy. Liz has been responsible for Clearing within universities and will share her thoughts in this blog.

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 by Jon Cheek
, posted on 2 Aug '21

A school and college guide to how universities responded during the lockdown

On March 2020 the UK went into lockdown - and students found out that all teaching and learning would be moving online. So how did universities respond to this? Here, Venessa, a university student tells you how.

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 by Melissa Grindon
, posted on 17 Jul '21

A school and college guide to the reasons why students may wish to consider university

In the final years of school or sixth form college, a question students may ask you is should I go to university? This blog introduces some of the reasons why they may wish to consider university participation.

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 by David Handy
, posted on 12 Jul '21

A school and college guide to virtual open days. What is a virtual open day - and what will attending one involve?

During the last eighteen months, the way in which universities have facilitated open days and events has had to shift owing to COVID-19. This blog introduces virtual open days, and what they will involve.

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 by Ruth Boyce
, posted on 4 Jul '21

A school and college guide to university degree apprenticeships

Most universities in England are now registered to provide degree apprenticeships. This may be a comprehensive range of subjects, or sometimes just a few specialist subject areas. This blog will tell you all about them.

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 by Amy Knott
, posted on 28 Jun '21

A school and college guide to online and blended learning university courses

Higher education looks very different this year than it has done before due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Universities have adopted new approaches for their courses; including delivering courses fully online and also through a ‘blended’ learning method. This blog tells you all about them.

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